Could Prednisone cause Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,197 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 170,409 Stroke patients).

On Jan, 07, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,197 people (0.98%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Stroke?

Time on Prednisone when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 35.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.5 %
  • 10+ years: 2.5 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 59.59 %
  • male: 40.41 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.9 %
  • 20-29: 4.05 %
  • 30-39: 4.11 %
  • 40-49: 10.8 %
  • 50-59: 16.88 %
  • 60+: 63.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (443 people, 20.16%)
  • High Blood Pressure (159 people, 7.24%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (153 people, 6.96%)
  • Osteoporosis (151 people, 6.87%)
  • Pain (150 people, 6.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (362 people, 16.48%)
  • Methotrexate (292 people, 13.29%)
  • Lasix (237 people, 10.79%)
  • Zometa (227 people, 10.33%)
  • Neurontin (215 people, 9.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (425 people, 19.34%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (337 people, 15.34%)
  • Weakness (336 people, 15.29%)
  • Fatigue (276 people, 12.56%)
  • Fall (273 people, 12.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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